Speed is Relative

With Amy scheduled for some tests at Northern Hospital in Mt. Airy at 6 a.m. we drove down Wednesday night and chose the Hampton Inn near the hospital partly for location and largely because they claimed they had high speed internet access in their rooms. The "high speed" access turned out to be a wireless hookup that ran about as slow as a modem connection. Updating Capitol Hill Blue in the wee hours of the morning turned out to be a painfully slow experience as I waited for pages to upload and the online databases to update.

With Amy scheduled for some tests at Northern Hospital in Mt. Airy at 6 a.m. we drove down Wednesday night and chose the Hampton Inn near the hospital partly for location and largely because they claimed they had high speed internet access in their rooms.

The “high speed” access turned out to be a wireless hookup that ran about as slow as a modem connection. Updating Capitol Hill Blue in the wee hours of the morning turned out to be a painfully slow experience as I waited for pages to upload and the online databases to update.

Later, I took my laptop with a Verizon wireless broadband modem into the hospital cafeteria to wait until Amy was done and found the modem connection ran much, much faster than the so-called “high speed” access at Hampton Inn.

Lesson learned.

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4 Responses

  1. To the Mt. Airy Hampton Inn their claim to having high speed internet access was accurate. It’s just in line with the somewhat laid back life in that neck of the woods, as you know. Appropriate was the beauty of your sunrise photo taken nearby, a fitting gesture to why you were there: to receive the good news that all is well with Amy and the two of you continue a long and happy life keeping us in touch with the real meaning of life from the Floyd County perspective!

  2. Now you know how I feel everday. They don’t have DSL (or is it DLS?) over here at Tuggles Gap yet. (Maybe when I get it someday, I’ll know how to say it.)

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